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Gurgaon: Uber cabbie robbed of car at gunpoint on Dwarka Expressway

The victim, 25-year-old Mahender Singh, of Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh owned the car and was associated with mobile app-based cab aggregator, Uber, the police said.

gurgaon Updated: Apr 20, 2017 23:39 IST
Ipsita Pati
Ipsita Pati
Hindustan Times
Uber taxi,cab driver,Dwarka Expressway
The Uber cab driver was also robbed of his valuables.(File Photo)

A cab driver was allegedly robbed of his vehicle and valuables by two armed men late Wednesday on Dwarka Expressway.

The victim, 25-year-old Mahender Singh, of Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh owned the car and was associated with mobile app-based cab aggregator, Uber, the police said.

Around 7.10 pm, two men approached Singh, who was in his car at a taxi stand in Sector 13 of Dwarka, and asked him if he could ferry them to Sector 9, to which he agreed and started the trip, the police said.

However, a booking through the Uber app was not done for this ride, the driver mentioned in his complaint to the police. According to the complaint, the accused held Singh at gunpoint near Garhi Harsaru village and robbed him of his Samsung mobile phone, two debit cards, a credit card, a pen drive, driving licence and the Maruti WagonR vehicle.

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A case was registered at Sector 10 police station under sections 379B (theft) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 25/54/59 (for possessing unlicensed rifle) of the Arms Act.

“We are investigating the matter. No arrest has been made so far,” sub-inspector Ghanshyam, Sector 10 police station, said.

Incidents of car robbery at gunpoint have increased over the last few months in the city, the police said. On Sunday, a Hyundai Creta and a Toyota Fortuner were snatched at gunpoint in two incidents in the city.

Four armed men allegedly robbed a man of his Hyundai Creta in Udyog Vihar while the victim was travelling to Delhi. Similarly, three armed men are alleged to have robbed a Ghaziabad-based businessman of his Toyota Fortuner outside Ambience Mall on Sunday.

First Published: Apr 20, 2017 23:39 IST